Question:

Can new codes 98981 and 98980 be reported together?

Answer:

From a billing perspective, code 98981 may be reported when appropriate with 98980, an add-on code for each additional 20 minutes of time. Note that these are time-based codes requiring at least one interactive communication with the patient or caregiver during the calendar month. Documentation is an especially vital component when coding for this service. Pay particular attention to documentation practices to fully support charges.

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